Welcome to Sirpur Tourism
The position of Sirpur is at the top of all international famed historical places of South Kosal ie, present Chhattisgarh. Sirpur, located at the bank of holy Mahanadi river, is completely merged with the cultural and architectural arts. In the old age(at the time of Somavanshiya emperors) Sirpur was known as 'Shripur' and was the capital of South Kosal. Sirpur has very special position in the history of Indian art due to the value of vital and original experimentals as well as religious and spiritual knowledge and science.
The brick structured temple is one of the finest brick temple of the country. Its original pattern, exquisite carvings and precise construction with terrific symmetry is unique. This 'Panchrath' type temple has Mandap(shelter), Antraal(passage) and the Garbha Grih (the main house). In the exterior walls and pillars the religious segments of a temple namely - Vatayan, Chitya Gawaksha, Bharwahakgana, Aja, Kirtimukh and Karna Amalak are engraved n the pillars. The entrance is absolutly eye-catching, as it has the Sheshnaag serving as an umbrella to Load Shiva, on the top. On either side of the entrance there are many incarnations of Load Vishnu, Krishna Leela ornamental symbols, erogenous pictures and Vishnava Dwarpal, to give the temple the pure historic look.
Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar
Sirpur is known for its Buddha Vihars. The most famous is "Anand Prabhu Kuti Vihar" constructed by Bhikshu Anand Prabhu, a follower of Buddha, during the period of Mahashivgupt Balarjun. The Vihar had 14 rooms and at the main entrance adored the Dwarapal carved in stone pillars on either side. A six feet tall statue of Buddha touching the earth is installed inside the vihar.
Another Buddhist structure / Vihar recently excavated, situated near to the 'Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar' called 'Swastik Vihar'. This vihar is beloved to be used for meditation and study purpose by Buddh Bhikshus.
The historic name of this temple is Gandheswar. Situated on the bank of Mahanadi, this Shiv temple was built through the architectural remains of ancient temples and vihars. Although the temple is not basically known for its architecture, yet the collection of different historic remains are quite artistic. The statue of Buddha touching the earth, Natraj, Shiv, Varah, Garud Narayan, Mahisasur Mardini are the rare ones in the premises. There are various pictures of 'Shiva-Leela' on the top of the entrance to attract vsitors.
The Archaeological Survey of India has established a museum in the Laxman temple premises, where some of the rare statues collected in Sirpur have been kept along with several other architectural memories. These pieces are related to Shaiva, Vaishnava, Buddha and jain religion.
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